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Maya Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Pieces (but not pawns or kings) move according to their supporting units. Unmoved supporting units do not transfer power. I allowed castling if the rook can move as a rook. There are groups and a newsletter in India.

The inventor is Raja Ravisekhar, India's great chess master and teacher.

Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander

WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 27, 2002